2014 Montrachet Romanee Conti

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Allen Meadows - Score: 95 (2017 Jun.)

A whiff of the exotic can be found on the notably ripe and beautifully layered nose that reflects notes of honey, citrus, spice, oak and a touch of matchstick character. There is superb size, weight and minerality to the impressively scaled big-bodied flavors that are so dense that there is a distinctly lavish and lush mouth feel to them, all wrapped in an explosive and almost painfully intense finish that really fans out as it sits on the palate. While I do note the presence of a hint of exoticism on the nose, I would observe that the 2014 Montrachet is less exotic than it usually is. I also suspect that despite being quite tightly wound today, it will be more accessible young than many vintages of this storied wine. Lastly, I had the occasion to try this twice and both bottles showed similarly.

Vinous - Score: 97+ (2019 Jun.)

Tasted next to the 2013, the 2014 Montrachet could not possibly be more different in style. Crushed rocks, white flowers, lime, ginger and mint are some of the many notes that run through a Montrachet built on tension and sizzling energy. Bright and crystalline, with tremendous purity of fruit, the 2014 need at least a few years in bottle to be at its very best. Wow! Tasted at the DRC Montrachet charity event in New York.